On April 22nd a press conference was held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul for the upcoming Bong Joon-ho film "Parasite". South Korean media was on hand to memorialize the event with pictures of the stars, including Park So-dam.
"Parasite" is a movie about the luckless family of Gi-taek (played by Song Kang-ho) and how circumstance conspires to bring their lives to a head at the residence of President Park (played by Lee Sun-kyun) and his more successful family.
Comments made at the press conference indicate that the film will strike a balance between outrageous, tongue-sticking-out style humor and family tragedy, all while being designed principally with realism. "Parasite" will compete at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival next month, although director Bong Joon-ho is not optimistic about the movie's chances, and will open in South Korea domestically around the same time.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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